Diddy Talks Donating to Flint Water Crisis and David Bowie’s Influence on ‘Kocktails With Khloe’
Khloe Kardashian's Kocktails With Khloe show brought on a major hip-hop star as a guest for the second time this season as Diddy followed up Snoop Dogg's appearance on the show's debut. Stopping by for a brief conversation, and to plug the latest flavor of Ciroc vodka, Puff touched on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the impact David Bowie had on him and more.
Seeing the devastating effects the Flint water crisis has had on the city's citizens, the hip-hop mogul teamed up with actor Mark Wahlberg to donate a million bottles to the cause. Diddy spoke with Khloe about raising awareness with his action. "We just donated a million bottles of Aqua Hydrate," he said. "It also kind of helped raise the awareness. That's the greatest thing...When you're actually giving something of yourself and using our power as entertainers to help out causes such as Flint."
The Bad Boy Records founder also commented on his many personas claiming that he won't trip if someone doesn't call him by his most recent handle. "Most people call me Puff, it's really not that deep to me. Where I'm from, we have multiple nicknames."
Diddy sampled David Bowie's "Let's Dance" for his 1997 hit "Been Around the World" and spoke with Khloe about meeting the late singer and how he influenced his career. "I had to meet with David Bowie to get him to clear the sample, he was very protective of his art and music. I was so inspired, I knew him as the white boy that I saw on Soul Train, then I did my research and saw that he had all these different personalities and it gave me confidence."
Once a male-dominated industry, Diddy spoke on how he has been working with more and more high-powered women in entertainment. "I've found myself working with more incredibly talented, intelligent female CEOs. I can't do anything that I'm doing without the army of females that work with me."
Once upon a time, Khloe was an intern for the hip-hop mogul and recounted her days running around the studio and hanging out around the Bad Boy roster. "I remember that I was young and I thought it was the coolest thing ever."
The full episode can be seen on FYI’s website.
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